Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, the Dallas Makerspace closed on March 18 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.

Notice! This event has been cancelled. Registrations have been automatically cancelled and payments refunded, if applicable.
When Sat Mar 21 12pm — 3pm
Where Interactive Classroom
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What This is the 1st session of the 4 part Build More Robots Tutorial Series
Host Doug Paradis


  • Cost: Free

Cancellations for this event must be made before March 21, 2020 — 12:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Want to build a robot? Here is your chance to do it, with some help and in a group of similarly minded individuals. The Build More Robots Series consists of 4 sessions, each 2 hours long, held on consecutive Saturdays. The sessions will cover the assembly of the robot, basic Arduino programming, line following robots, and sumo robots. In the line following and sumo sessions, you will reconfigure your robot to accomplish line following and sumo robot functions. There may even be some friendly competition!
In this first session, you will need the items listed below. During the session we will build the robot together and learn about the different components of the robot while we build.
What you will need:
1. Robot Kit - https://smile.amazon.com/VKmaker-Avoidance-tracking-Ultrasonic-tutorial/dp/B01CXVA6IO/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=smart+car+robot&qid=1580782367&sr=8-3

2. Sensors -https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I57HIJ0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

3. Platform Upgrade Kit – Provided by instructor at a nominal cost ($5).

4. 6 AA Alkaline batteries

5. A Philips head screwdriver (#1), a small pair of pliers, and wire cutters. See https://www.https://www.dprg.org/build-more-robots-tutorial-series-2-starts-mar-21th/ for more detailed descriptions.

Total Cost: ~$40.00 for parts

Sessions: Mar 21 at noon - Robot Build Session
Mar 28 at noon - Basic Arduino Programming Session
Apr 4 at noon - Line Following Robot Session
Apr 11 at noon - Sumo Robot Session

The number of class slots is limited. If you wish to attend all sessions, you should sign up for them.